More fake news peddlers are looking for work today after Hearst Communications announced layoffs and cuts to several Texas newspapers.

This week, the San Antonio Express News announced yet another round of terminations, shedding longtime Texas Capitol reporter Peggy Fikac and a number of other writers from the publication. Those layoffs follow at least two earlier rounds of layoffs in the Alamo City and perhaps precede a round of dismissals from the Houston Chronicle, which is also owned by Hearst.

The news would be startling if it weren’t so routine.

Across the nation, blue-blooded newspapers are struggling as more and more Americans realize how far out of touch they’ve become with everyday citizens and how much they’ve turned away from providing real news, instead working part and parcel with liberal activists to advance radical agendas.

According to Verdant Labs, 88 percent of journalists are Democrats. In a nation whose heartland and newspaper reader base voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump, is it really so surprising Americans are turning away from the publications who not only disagree with them, but bear so much contempt for traditional viewpoints and values?

It’s not as though people have a declining appetite for news. Indeed, local news publications covering real people doing real things are growing, not shrinking.

But those newspapers are positioned more towards covering the local high school football team than offering criticism of people who believe there are only two genders, who think that football players should stand for the national anthem, and who think the Second Amendment “shall not be infringed.”

And as for actual coverage of actual events?

Such a venture is still worthwhile—it’s why we continue to see demand and growth potential for what we do with the Texas Scorecard!

And by the way, we’re hiring.

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the Vice President of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. A 6th Generation Texan, Cary attended Texas A&M University was active in a number of conservative causes including Ted Cruz's Senate campaign. He has also worked on campaigns to elect conservatives to Congress and the Texas Legislature. Cary enjoys college football, genealogy research, and the occasional craft beer.

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